Michael Jordan Quotes

If you grew up watching 90's NBA basketball or have simply owned a TV in the past 20 years, then you should be no stranger to Michael Jordan quotes. Everyone has used a Michael Jordan quote at least once–from Heads of State, motivational speakers to anyone who's given a commencement address.

  1. "I realized that if I was going to achieve anything in life I had to be aggressive. I had to get out there and go for it… I know fear is an obstacle for some people, but it's an illusion to me." Remember, this comes from a guy who won six NBA Championships, but missed the cut for varsity basketball his sophomore year in high school!
  2. "I have missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the game winning shot… and missed. And I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." The average person can learn a ton from this Michael Jordan quote. From school, work to relationships. If at first you don't succeed, try again.

  3. I'm retired 99.9%. Of course, there always is that .1%." MJ may have been messing with the media, but never closed the door on coming back to the game he loved. Passion and thirst for success always win out in the end.

  4. "I'm not out there sweating for three hours every day just to find out what it feels like to sweat." Point taken, Michael. Some people think elite athletes can flip a switch and make magic happen. Well, its the hours upon hours spent alone in the gym most people don't see.

  5. "My heroes are and were my parents. I can't see having anyone else as my heroes." This Michael Jordan quote is simple, yet so profound. MJ tragically lost his dad as a young adult, and this attributed to his first retirement. The best role models in his life were the ones closest to him. Something for everyone to learn here.